Pet Peeves and True Life Make Great Comedy Material
Growing up, I fell in love with comedians. I loved their ability to put smiles on people's faces and help people take their minds off of any troubles they might have.
I wanted to be a standup comedian like Phyllis Diller, Gracie Allen, Moms Mabley, Bill Cosby and the early Joan Rivers and Rosanne Barr.
Just talking about my pet peeves gave me a lot of material to work with.
Although, I have performed comedy in roles I've had on Broadway and in Many Broadway show tours, I hadn't really tried standup until a few years ago (about 2014). I loved it. The audiences loved me. So I thought this would work for me.
I didn't know about 'bringers'. The clubs would require me to invite/bring a certain number of guests who would pay a cover and a drink minimum so that I could get five minutes on stage.
After a while I ran out of people to invite and felt uncomfortable to keep asking people to spend money at the clubs so that I could do comedy for five minutes for free.
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